For me I wait until each fruit is in season and man they go super cheap...then I clear the shelves....ha ha ha...that was supposed to be an evil laugh but I'm not sure I can do that well.
Then I decided to try a new recipe...took forever. You cook whole apples without the leaves on the bottom and the stem with whole chopped limes. Then when they cook down press them through a fine sieve....tiring! But pure applesauce....and the thickener for blueberry jam.
And last but absolutely not least is blueberry sauce. What I love about this is that it is so packed with berries and straight lemon that you truly taste blueberry and no sugar....so delicious...of course we have already enjoyed some on waffles. Big hit in this house!